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post #1 of 106 Old 05-27-2013, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Ok You, You, You.........MEN......

This is for you. This is especially for you if you work a weird shift and your wives handle all the farm work while you're away. It's a well known fact that things just happen when you're not home. Little inconsequential things like....wildfires, tornadoes, crushed feet, broken ribs and punctured lungs, broken water pipes....ya know, the minor stuff that any old body can handle......in the dark, with their hands tied, on crutches.....LOL!! Ok Ok so I'm being a little melodramatic.

But really! Right now I'm sitting here sweating, cussing like a sailor and calling my darling hubby everything but a red headed, freckle faced stepchild. Why? Because! He helped me. And when he helps me and I'm busy with something else he gets distracted and leaves things half done.

For instance:

I went out to put horses up and feed them tonight and found the tractor deader than a 3 day old fish. Why? He left the lights on. The feed wagon was left unhitched, but that turned out not to matter because the tractor was dead and I had to haul the feed anyhow. I went out at almost dark because I was watching a thunderstorm to see if it was coming this way and to see if the horses needed to be put up in the barn or fed out on pasture. Of course, it's headed here and they had to go in.

So, I haul a bunch of hay bales out to the barn, because he used up all the rainy day bales and didn't replace 'em, and by now it's dark. I go to turn on the barn lights and nothing happened. Why? Oh, because he mowed the arena yesterday and ran over the power cord to the barn lights and didn't repair it or tell me so I could repair it in the daylight. Now I gotta feed by braille and I discover he didn't fill the waterers after he dumped 'em. And I gotta haul feed buckets to the barn because the tractor won't go. And I gotta get all the horses in, including the stallion who just KNOWS I'm gonna lead him to a mare any minute now.....all by braille.

Really guys? Really? C'mon now, I can fix a busted pipe and turn off the water at the property line without hysterics. I evacuated all the horses when a wildfire tried to burn down our place in AZ and didn't even think of having a fit. Not even when the flames melted my boot heels and blistered the paint on my truck. I got myself to the hospital after the ribs and lung thing, and the foot thing, and I deal with the weather and tornadoes without a whimper. I could have fixed the power cord or replaced it and would have GLADLY if I'd known about it.

I cook, I clean, I do laundry, I pick poo. Could ya PLEASE just turn the lights off on the **** tractor? PLEASE?

I really hate hauling hay bales by hand.


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post #2 of 106 Old 05-27-2013, 11:27 PM
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I totally feel your pain! my Hubby is great for wanting to help.. but doesnt always finish the job. atleast they "TRY" right?? lol
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post #3 of 106 Old 05-27-2013, 11:27 PM
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YEAH! YEAH! WHAT SHE SAID!
And then after "apologizing", saying sorry you've had a lot on YOUR mind... You ask ME if you have any clean underwear! Like I was in your drawers last?
But the sad thing is I know YOU DON'T! And now have to do the laundry too!

Hang in there girl!
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post #4 of 106 Old 05-27-2013, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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YEAH! YEAH! WHAT SHE SAID!
And then after "apologizing", saying sorry you've had a lot on YOUR mind... You ask ME if you have any clean underwear! Like I was in your drawers last?
But the sad thing is I know YOU DON'T! And now have to do the laundry too!

Hang in there girl!
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You know, when he was in the Nurse Practitioner program, doing a double masters, I was pretty patient and sympathetic. But........he's graduated and he's still drifty-er than a fart in a windstorm. We gonna have a CTJ tomorrow....that was really not fun.

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post #5 of 106 Old 05-27-2013, 11:55 PM
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Oh my so the men at my barn aren't the only ones ...
I love them all but sometimes I wonder about their IQ. Us women are always correcting their goof ups and taking care of stuff they forgot to do. Then there is the one who parked his truck in front of my trailer and left it there overnight yesterday. I got the trailer hooked up but with about 6 inches to spare between my truck and his. What was he thinking???
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post #6 of 106 Old 05-27-2013, 11:56 PM
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I'm so sorry but I laughed...because it sounds like something I'd only read about!

My goodness! Make him text you if he does something asap so you have a ledger of things to "fix" so they aren't forgotten on his part!

Maybe give him the easier jobs.. like...do the dishes or something..or stand there and DON'T touch anything!

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"

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post #7 of 106 Old 05-27-2013, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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And I'm grousing but I don't mean to sound ungrateful because I'm not. I enjoyed having the time to get my veggie garden in and being able to make some new curtains yesterday. Today I was busy showing potential buyers some horses so didn't get a chance to check up on stuff like I normally do during the day and, of course, he's at work. It was just a long, hot and HUMID day, so that makes me cranky! And I didn't sell a horse on top of it, that makes me REALLLY cranky.

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post #8 of 106 Old 05-28-2013, 12:04 AM
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You need to write more rants (and if you already do, please direct me so that I may find them). I'm crying from laughter. Especially at 'Drifty-er than a fart in a windstorm'. Sorry for your frustrations, but thank you for the funny life story :)
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post #9 of 106 Old 05-28-2013, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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You need to write more rants (and if you already do, please direct me so that I may find them). I'm crying from laughter. Especially at 'Drifty-er than a fart in a windstorm'. Sorry for your frustrations, but thank you for the funny life story :)
Actually, I'm glad you see the humor in it, I don't want to sound like I'm really mad. Well, Ok, I WAS really mad but more like inconvenienced mad than mad mad. I really don't rant often but when I do, I try to see the funny in it as I'm writing. I'd much rather laugh than yell.

Let's see other kind of funny posts....Oh yeah, look up Honey Boo Boo...you'll die over a couple of those. That horse is just.....opinionated!

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post #10 of 106 Old 05-28-2013, 12:14 AM
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Feel better now? There's nothing you can do about it, I know, I tried, just be grateful for the things that he does remember.
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